This comprehensive yet concise guide to animal lectins,<br> covers all sources from unicellular protozoa and slime<br> moulds through invertebrates to mammals and birds, and<br> provides essential information to the widest possible<br> readership.<br> <br> The last few years have seen an explosion of interest and<br> research in animal lectins, and this book, which is divided<br> into two parts, provides a compendium of galectins,<br> collectins, selectins, pentraxins and other<br> carbohydrate-binding proteins from throughout the animal<br> kingdom. The first part introduces animal lectins on both<br> phylogenetic and structural bases and outlines their key<br> biomedical applications. The second, and major part, is a<br> quick reference alphabetical directory listing around 170<br> lectins. Each lectin entry provides, where known, details<br> of its:<br> <br> Isolation<br> Structure<br> Biological activities<br> Tissue and/or subcellular distribution<br> Possible functions<br> Applications<br> <br> A bibliography for each lectin is also included and useful<br> appendices list lectins according to their sugar specificity,<br> characterised lectins of human origin by tissue source and<br> commercial suppliers of animal lectins.<br> <br> This superb book is aimed at basic scientists and clinicians<br> alike, and will be invaluable to both established research<br> workers and newcomers to this area. It will be of<br> particular interest to biochemists, cell biologists,<br> immunologists, oncologists, pharmacologists, medical<br> practitioners and students of medical and biological<br> sciences.
?the book is a genuinely useful tool for immunologists and
cell biologists" (Biochemie, No. 83,
?It may be regarded the current "gold standard" about the
enormous scope of animal lectins? (Int.Jnl.of
Medical Microbiology, Vol.291, No.5, 2001)
"...a comprehensive, thorough, well organized, and well-produced
treatise of the field..." (ChemBioChem, Vol.3, No.6,
"...a handy compendium..." (The Biochemist, 24 January 2003)
Introduction to Animal Lectins.
Biomedical Applications of Animal Lectins.
Alphabetical Directory of Animal Lectins.